The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the home ground of Real Madrid with a capacity of 85,454. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was officially opened on the 14th of December 1947 when Real Madrid played against Portuguese champions OS Belenenses.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour costs €19.00 and is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Sundays and public holidays from 10:30am to 6:30pm. Do note that on a day a match takes place the tour is open until 5 hours before kickoff with limited access. Getting to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is simple and taking the metro is probably the best. Line 10, stop Santiago Bernabéu is right next to the stadium.
Stadium tours are self guided and gives you access to almost all parts of the stadium. There are many markers to help guide you as you make your way through the stadium. The tour starts with a magnificent view from the top tier of the stadium overlooking the pitch. This is a perfect opportunity to take pictures and get a feeling of just how big the stadium is.
The next stop is the Real Madrid trophy room filled cabinets of trophies won by Real Madrid over the years. This part of the tour takes a time due to the many trophies in the Real Madrid trophy room. There are many interactive displays showcasing the history with touch screen televisions clips of interviews and goals from players.
After a look at the trophies in the Real Madrid trophy room the tour moves to a section whereby you stand on the side of the pitch and have a look at what the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium looks like from the pitch. A quick walk up to the presidential box lets you sit in the seats of the Real Madrid directors followed by an opportunity to sit in the dugout. The same seats where managers and players sit. A walk through the changing rooms is followed before the tour ends in the clubs shop.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour is informative, interactive and a big part of the city of Madrid’s history and is therefore highly recommended and a highlight of a visit to Madrid.